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Agriculture committee  Ms. Bibeau made a clear call to the provinces that she would recommend that be AgriInsurance programs, for the lack of manpower due to the COVID-19 situation. However, no provinces as of now have answered to that and adjusted the program for that. We have situations where a short

June 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Jocelyn St-Denis

Agriculture committee  Absolutely.

June 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Jocelyn St-Denis

Agriculture committee  We are currently working on an action plan with the provincial government. When we talk about investments in research, technology watch in innovation or adaptation to climate change, all those factors most affect fruit and vegetable production in the agricultural sector in Canada

June 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Jocelyn St-Denis

Agriculture committee  You are absolutely right. Often, the programs that are created are intended to apply equally to everyone. However, when we take a look at the minimum investment parameters of funding programs, we realize that small farmers cannot have access to these programs because the investm

June 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Jocelyn St-Denis

Agriculture committee  The AgriInvest program is currently capped at 1% of eligible net sales, and these sales are capped at $1 million. The government contribution is a maximum of $10,000 for a farm. One of the improvements is to remove the cap or increase the eligible net margins to a more appropri

June 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Jocelyn St-Denis

Agriculture committee  Mr. Perron, thank you for opening the door so that I can continue to present our requests. We also have some for AgriRecovery in terms of consistency in processing applications. We need to simplify the steps and speed up the processing of applications. We know that AgriRecovery—

June 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Jocelyn St-Denis

Agriculture committee  In terms of the AgriRecovery initiatives, the programs must first be launched by the provinces before they are sent to the federal government for approval. So it is an arduous and lengthy process. Interpretations and results differ, depending on where the application comes from.

June 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Jocelyn St-Denis

Agriculture committee  Thank you for your question, Ms. Rood. Yes, this is a very difficult and demanding season for family businesses, small businesses and even large companies. Many of the programs that have been designed provide more assistance to small businesses and small farms. However, we seem

June 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Jocelyn St-Denis

Agriculture committee  There are large farms and small farms. As we were saying, there are many small farms. Information technologies are significantly less accessible to small producers and small farms than to larger companies. In terms of risk management, the means are in place. For example, to manag

June 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Jocelyn St-Denis

Agriculture committee  So here are a few recommendations. Potential changes to AgriStability would have the most significant impact on the situation of fruit and vegetable producers. Like many other partners, we are asking that the program parameters be restored to the levels before the 2013 cuts, mea

June 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Jocelyn St-Denis